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The Week Ahead: Legislative special session, KC Fed report, Maker Faire



Here’s a look at some of the stories Missouri Business Alert is tracking this week:

Top picks

• The Missouri House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a “watered-down” version of abortion legislation for which Gov. Eric Greitens called a special legislative session. The bill, which would introduce more stringent regulation of abortion clinics and pre-empt a St. Louis measure that bars discrimination based on reproductive health decisions, passed the Missouri Senate in 20-8 vote last week.

1Week KC continues with events Monday through Friday. The annual celebration of Kansas City’s entrepreneurial community, now in its sixth year, kicked off Friday.

• Health insurers have through Wednesday to file rates for plans offered through the Affordable Care Act marketplace in 2018. That follows Centene’s announcement last week that it will offer plans in Missouri and Kansas, potentially filling a void created when Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City departed the ACA exchanges.

• The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City will release its manufacturing index on Thursday, providing a snapshot of manufacturing activity in the Fed’s 10th District for June.

Maker Faire Kansas City returns Saturday and Sunday. The annual event brings makers of all kinds — from engineers to artists to crafters — together to showcase current projects.

Day planner

Monday

Treasury securities auction

Tuesday

Current-account balance reported; earnings expected from Adobe Systems, FedEx and La-Z-Boy

Wednesday

Existing home sales reported; earnings expected from Carmax

Thursday

Leading Economic Index released; earnings expected from Accenture, Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Carnival and Sonic

Friday

New home sales reported; St. Louis Fed President James Bullard speaks; earnings expected from BlackBerry and Finish Line

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